Telmatobius gigas Vellard, 1969

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Telmatobiidae > Genus: Telmatobius > Species: Telmatobius gigas

Telmatobius marmoratus gigas Vellard, 1969 "1968", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 40: 1112. Holotype: Depository not identifiable, according to Lavilla, 1988, Alytes, 7: 6-18. CBF 3960 designated neotype by De la Riva, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 223. Type locality: "Huallamarca, province de Carangas (Département de Oruro). Bolivie". Neotype from "Río Huayllamarca, approximately 1.8 km NW of the village of Huayllamarca, provincia Carangas, Departamento Oruro, 17° 50′ 29 S/67° 57′ 38 W, 3965 m".

Telmatobius gigasDe la Riva, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 223.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from streams in the canyon of the Río Huayllamarca, Provincia Carangas, Departamento Oruro, Bolivia, ca. 3965 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


Account provided by De la Riva, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 76-77, and noted that populations nominally associated with Telmatobius marmoratus in the area of the volcanic Cordilla Occidental of Bolivia and adjacent Chile may be assignable to this species, but require genetic study. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 413. See comment under Telmatobius marmoratus, a nominal taxon composed of several unnamed species, within which Telmatobius gigas is imbedded. 

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